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Most Devout: 5,773rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,555thMost Influential: 8,916th
The Colony of
Moralistic Democracy
The Gods Have United Us
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
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Szalyland

Population1.434 billion

CapitalJellystan
LeaderLászló Stein

CurrencyTrol
AnimalParrot

The Colony of Szalyland is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by László Stein with an even hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 1.434 billion Szalylanders are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Administration, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jellystan. The average income tax rate is 55.9%.

The powerhouse Szalylandian economy, worth 156 trillion Trols a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 108,891 Trols, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

The "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery, babies are a small but significant export, the suicide rate mysteriously skyrockets during census years, and an enormous health awareness programme is underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Szalyland's national animal is the Parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Szalyland is ranked 152,813th in the world and 214th in Refugia for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero valid endorsements.

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Most Devout: 5,773rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,555thMost Influential: 8,916thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,877thNicest Citizens: 11,848thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,953rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,984thTop
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Most Cultured: 14,193rdHealthiest Citizens: 14,793rdHighest Food Quality: 15,216thMost Inclusive: 16,271stLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,288thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,403rdLongest Average Lifespans: 17,252ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,674thMost Pacifist: 22,938thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,265thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24,003rd
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Most Devout: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 40th in the regionMost Cultured: 41st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Szalyland's influence in Refugia fell from "Apprentice" to "Squire".
  • : Szalyland's influence in Refugia rose from "Zero" to "Apprentice".
  • : Szalyland lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Szalyland, an enormous health awareness programme is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Szalyland, the suicide rate mysteriously skyrockets during census years.
  • : Following new legislation in Szalyland, babies are a small but significant export.
  • : Following new legislation in Szalyland, the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery.
  • : Szalyland changed its national leader to "László Stein".
  • : Following new legislation in Szalyland, László Stein has just been declared ruler of Szalyland in an international press conference.
  • : Szalyland relocated from Osiris to Refugia.

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